From among the uniforms, pistols, carriages, official decrees and fumigation tongs emerge snippets of history: during the 1871 Siege of Paris, hot-air balloons and carrier pigeons were used to get post out of the city, and boules de Moulins, balls crammed with hundreds of letters, were floated down the Seine in return, mostly never to arrive. The second section covers French and international philately.
Musée de la Poste
|Venue name:||Musée de la Poste|
34 boulevard de Vaugirard
|Opening hours:||10am-6pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Métro Montparnasse / Pasteur|
|Price:||€5; €3.50 reductions; free under-26s. PMP. Temporary exhibitions €6.50; €5 reductions; free under-13s|